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Supplemental Instruction & Skillshop Links

This guide provides the direct access links & schedule to virtual SI Sessions as well as Skillshop & Makerspace links.

The Perils of Plagiarism - Skillshop

September 5, 2023, 12:45 - 1:35 PM

Plagiarism is an opportunistic predator. It strikes in a moment of doubt and panic.  It takes advantage of our ignorance.  But we can fight off plagiarism, or banish it altogether, by better understanding what it is, how it happens, and how to countermand it.

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TCTC Tech Toolkit for Success - Maker Event

September 7, 12:45pm -  1:35pm

In this empowering workshop, we’ll dive into some of the essential tools that you will encounter at Tri-County, as well as an overview of how to navigate college applications and how to print. We’ll leave plenty of time for questions and hope to help you discover some tips and tricks to acclimate to the digital learning experience.

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Time Management & the Learning Brain - Skillshop

September 13, 2023, 12:45 - 1:35 PM

Sure, time management is about being organized, but it’s also about much more. Time -- and how we use time -- impacts the way we learn and the way our brains process new information. By reducing stress, by deterring procrastination, by understanding how and when we process information best -- we can get better at both learning and life.

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Notetaking to the Next Level - Skillshop

September 20,  12:45pm - 1:35pm

Pages and pages and pages of notes! Notes on lectures, notes on PowerPoints, notes on textbooks! But what makes something noteworthy? And how can we get more return on this ginormous investment? We’ll examine the intrinsic purpose of notetaking, and how we can use more effective and more streamlined techniques, not just to fill up pages, but capture, keep, and internalize knowledge and understanding.

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Study Strategies for Success: Tips from Cognitive Science - Skillshop

September 27, 2023, 12:45 - 1:35 PM

It’s just not natural… learning in the classroom is not something our brains are geared to do out of the box. And a whole lot of our received knowledge about how learning is supposed to work is really kinda wrong. But recent developments in the learning sciences are changing all that and revolutionizing our understanding of how our brains function best. It turns out there are ways to get more out of our efforts and to learn how to learn more effectively and efficiently. We’ll apply those latest insights in and out of the classroom in order to raise our study game.

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3D Printing 101 - Maker Event

September 28,  12:45pm - 1:35pm

Are you interested in exploring the realm of 3D printing? Current TCTC students can learn how to use a 3D printer and print 3D models. Register on CampusGroups to access the Zoom link to learn about 3D printing.

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The Physiology of Learning - Skillshop

October 4,  12:45pm - 1:35pm

The evidence is clear: our bodies help us learn, and doing so involves more than just that crinkly organ between our ears. How we use our bodies impacts what our minds are able to accomplish – movement links to memory, sleep links to stress, creativity links to neuroplasticity, and it all links together. We’ll examine ways to hack the body-brain connection to boost cognitive function and increase our learning power.


Dream Team: Getting the Most Out of the Group - Skillshop

October 11,  12:45pm - 1:35pm

Nearly everyone hates group projects the first time out. It’s new; it’s different; and, often for the first time, we’re dependent on someone else to carry their weight! But, like it or not, teamwork and collaboration are essential skills, not just for college, but for workplace success, too. Fortunately, there are some key steps we can take to transform the team experience from ugh to awesome. We’ll explore some proven ways to better organize, motivate, and inspire a top-grade team!

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Posters that Pop! Design Resources & Tips - Maker Event

October 12, 12:45pm - 1:35pm

Posters can be great works of art, powerful communication tools, or, ummm, a requirement for a class. Posters combine practical simplicity with design elegance to capture an audience’s attention. Whether for a course, an event, or just because, in this online workshop show you design tips and free software to make your posters memorable.

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Everyone is Biased, Except Me - Skillshop

October 18,  12:45pm - 1:35pm

Instructors entreat us to avoid bias, but what does it really mean to say that something is “biased?” -- that the media is biased, a report is biased, an author is biased?  Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, right? So what’s the difference?  How do I know what’s really biased in a bad way?  And when do my own views and opinions become “biases” rather than “perspectives?”

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Critical Digital: Sifting Web Content and Claims with a Critical Eye - Skillshop

October 25,  12:45pm - 1:35pm

The web is full of information and, even more so, misinformation.  Deep fakes, propaganda, trolls – it creeps insidiously into blogs and websites, news feeds and social media threads, challenging us, in journalistic fashion, to ferret out fact from fantasy.  We’ll explore quick and accessible strategies for verifying web content and for critically assessing the misinformation churning around us. 

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3D Printing 102: Using Supports - Maker Event

October 26, 12:45pm - 1:35pm

We all need somebody to lean on. In this online workshop, we’ll summarize the basic process of 3D printing, but we’ll dive deeper into how to get better prints with the use of supports. You’ll learn about the different kinds of supports, how to add supports to your prints, and how properly remove supports post-printing.

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Presentation Make-Over- Skillshop

November 1, 2023, 12:45 - 1:35 PM

“Death by PowerPoint!” Yep, it’s a thing! But presentations are an essential part of both college assignments and the professional world beyond.  So, how do we construct cohesive, coherent, and visually appealing presentations that don’t put our audience into a narcoleptic coma? We’ll examine the science and the aesthetics of perception that converge to create effective presentations, and how you can use them to win over your audience!"     

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Your Personal Showcase: Using ePortfolios to Highlight Your Work - Skillshop

November 15,  12:45pm - 1:35pm

You’re more than just your grades, more than a transcript, more than a series of successful assignments. You’ve accomplished a ton, but how do you demonstrate what you’ve learned to others. Common throughout the professions and, more and more, required by many college programs and classes, the ePortfolio provides a platform to showcase your work, your projects, and your creations in a succinct, digestible form. We’ll help build that showcase, honing in on some critical “dos and don’ts,” highlighting key features, and crafting a compelling visual message. Let’s show ‘em what you’ve got!

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Faces of 3D Scanning - Maker Event

November 16, 12:45pm - 1:35pm

Did you know you can scan your face and create a mini bobblehead? What about scanning your face to create a customized mask? Silly scans aside, 3D scanning is used for a wide range of applications in manufacturing, architecture, healthcare, and cultural preservation. We’ll discuss how to operate the 3D Scanner, capture detailed 3D models of objects, and explore the post-processing techniques used to refine the scans.

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